On The Wire
Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Monthly Newsletter
News you need to know...
The 2011 7th Annual Awards Banquet was a huge success! Over 200 members and corporate sponsors enjoyed a fun filled night, delicious meal and awards presentation all while raising over $75,000! We would like to thank our incredibly generous banquet donors and buyers for making this happen! Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Awards Banquet, which will be held on March 31, 2012.
Warrior's Weekend will be held in Port O'Connor on May 21st, 2011. The annual in-shore fishing tournament is held to honor wounded American Warriors and their families and friends. This amazing event pays tribute to all service men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice for our nation's security and freedom. For more information, please visit www.warriorsweekend.org.
As of April 19, 2011, NOAA has reopened the last 1,041 square miles of area previously closed to commercial and recreational fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in response to the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Other federal closed areas, such as marine protected areas, remain in effect.
2011 Lone Star Shootout
will be held June 21-26, 2011. Slips in our host facility, Caracol, are limited and filling up. Slips are assigned based on receipt of entry so your early entry is encouraged and important. For more details contact the Club at 281-291-8889 or the Tournament Marshall, Randy Bright at 713-816-2165 or visit Lone Star Shootout.
In 2005, Tammy Brindley caught a Club Record Yellowfin Tuna weighing in at 150 pounds!
As of 5/2/11, Derek Petersen is still leading the Yellowfin Tuna category with 80 and 51 pound catches. John "Buddy" Kantowski is also still leading both the Wahoo and Dolphin Categories. Current Club Award results can be found at Awards Program
Participate in the Club's 2011 Year Long Awards Program! Verification forms can be found atAwards Program.
Membership renewals are due! Renew your membership today! Don't forget to include your crew and all anglers to insure everyone can participate in the Club Awards Program.
Family Memberships are now available! Sign yourself, your spouse and your dependent children up. Membership forms can be found at Club Membership.
Sponsors of the Month...
Farquhar Financial Services
Since 2005, Kevin Harper, owner of Pacific Pools, has not only served on the Board of Directors for the Club, he also just finished his term as President of the Club for 2009 and 2010. In addition to his time served on the Board, Kevin actively supports the Club by donating to the Annual Awards Banquet. Mike Johnston of Sullins Johnston Rohrbach and Magers has also been an active member and Corporate Sponsor of the Club since 2005. In addition to his annual monetary contribution, Mike also donates to the Club's Awards Banquet yearly. Marcus Farquhar has been a tremendous asset to the Club by donating his financial services and expertise to the Club for the past few years.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Lone Star Shootout, Billfish Tournament
June 21-26, 2011
Port O'Connor, Texas
Bloody Thursday Breakfast
July 19, 2011, 9:00am - Noon
411 11th Street, Port O'Connor, Texas
Send us your fishing pictures! We love to include them on our website and in our brochures!
Board of Directors
Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Jim Peachey, Secretary
Richard B. Richardson